Clint Eastwood has had a lot of hits in his 60 years in Hollywood–whether acting, directing or both.
But this weekend, at age 86, he’s had had his biggest opening ever directing Tom Hanks in “Sully.” The powerful Warners feature made $35.5 million in its first three days, exceeding everyone’s expectations.
The reviews and box office for “Sully” absolutely put the film into the Best Picture race, with Hanks and Eastwood securing their positions as well.
Eastwood’s second biggest film, “American Sniper,” had a limited opening in 4 theatres. When it expanded very wide it made $89 million on its second weekend. “Sniper” finished at $350 million, which would be a wild goal for “Sully.” But you never know. “Sully” should have a long life in theatres.